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Millennium Development Goals

Similar term(s): MDGs.

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), endorsed by governments at the United Nations in September 2000, aim to improve human well-being by reducing poverty, hunger, child and maternal mortality, ensuring education for all, controlling and managing diseases, tackling gender disparity, ensuring sustainable development and pursuing global partnerships.

The eight MDGs are:

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other disease
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

Source: GreenFacts, based on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

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For more information on the Millennium Development Goals, see: www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ 

Translation(s):

Español: Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio
Français: Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement

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